Paraiba is a rare and highly prized variety of tourmaline known for its vivid and mesmerizing neon-blue to greenish-blue coloration. It is named after the Brazilian state of Paraíba, where it was first discovered in the late 1980s. While the original discovery was in the Brazilian state of Paraíba, other deposits of similar copper-bearing tourmalines have been found in Mozambique and Nigeria.Due to its rarity and stunning color, Paraiba tourmaline remains highly coveted among gemstone enthusiasts and collectors, captivating admirers with its exceptional beauty and scarcity.